3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

20 Yew Tree Road

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A handsome and beautifully appointed Grade 2 Listed early Victorian town house, situated in a popular and convenient residential area of Edgbaston, on the renowned Calthorpe Estate. The property has been most sympathetically refurbished and modernised, and also offers excellent potential for further extending the existing living space within the attic space, so as to provide an additional 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, and within the basement (and for which there is detailed planning permission in situ).

The property currently comprises: Entrance vestibule, reception hall, living room, sitting room, inner hall, cloakroom, laundry/boiler room, covered side passageway, excellent recently refitted kitchen/breakfast room, with connecting folding glazed doors through to a garden room/conservatory. Cellar. On the first floor is a master bedroom with en suite shower, 2 further bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom. 

About 2,367 sq. ft. (220 sq.m.) in total Off road parking for a couple of cars on the front drive. Good size seating terrace and south facing landscaped gardens. 

SITUATION Edgbaston is an exclusive suburb of Birmingham, rich in history and being part of one of England's largest urban conservation areas. Much of Edgbaston comes under the control of the renowned Calthorpe Estate which is committed to preserving the quality and original character of the area and the properties within it, making this a most desirable and enjoyable place to live.

Yew Tree Road is ideally located for access to Birmingham City Centre which lies just over a mile to the north via the nearby A38 Bristol Road. Fiveways Railway Station is less than a quarter of a mile away and provides direct access to Birmingham's New Street Station which is one stop (4 minutes) down the line.

Yew Tree Road is also well placed for the amenities of nearby Harborne which is approximately one and a half miles to the west. In addition to Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, Harborne benefits from a range of convenience shops and brasseries, restaurants and coffee shops including its own Michelin starred restaurant. More locally, there is a small shopping precinct on Wheeleys Road approximately 500m distant where there is a convenience store, dry-cleaners, florist, and hairdressers.

In addition the City Centre offers some of the best shopping in the country. The famous Bullring Shopping Centre contains over 140 shops including one of the only Selfridges department stores outside of London and the exclusive Mailbox development, which is host to a range of designer outlets including Armani and Harvey Nichols. The recently opened £150m Grand Central Shopping Centre sits directly above the new £600 million redevelopment of the now world class New Street station, including a flagship 250,000 sq. ft. John Lewis store, in addition to over 60 premium retailers and quality restaurants and cafes. The redevelopment enforces Birmingham's retail landscape bringing a mix of unrivalled premium fashion and quality high street brands to the heart of the city.

Broad Street and Brindleyplace are also within walking distance and have been developed and improved to provide excellent business and recreational facilities. Within a mile stretch can be found the International Convention Centre, the National Indoor Arena and the world-renowned Symphony Hall, home to one of the leading orchestras in Europe and several excellent theatres.

The Edgbaston Priory Tennis and Squash Club is approximately only half a mile away, as is Edgbaston Golf Club. Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Winterbourne Botanic Gardens and the Martineau Gardens are also situated close by.

Superb medical facilities in the area include the redeveloped Queen Elizabeth Medical Complex which provides state of the art medical facilities for the region. The Edgbaston and Priory Hospitals are nearby, and The Birmingham Children's Hospital and City Hospital are within two and three miles respectively.

A wide range of schools for children of all ages is available in the vicinity both in the private and state sectors. West House School is within 100m of the property but also nearby are: Hallfield Preparatory School, Blue Coat School, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George's School, The Priory School and The King Edward's Foundation Schools. 

DESCRIPTION This striking period town house is understood to originally date from around 1850, and is listed Grade 2 for its historical and architectural importance. The property offers handsome red brick faced elevations with relief offered by classic sash windows and heavy stucco Italianate dressings, principally set beneath a pitched slate roof, so as to make this a very pretty house indeed.

Attractive architectural features throughout provide plenty of charm and character, to include high ceilings, picture rails, moulded ceiling covings and roses, exposed wood floors, part wood panelling to dado rail and a splendid fireplace with a wood burning stove set within the front sitting room, an open fireplace with a slate surround to the living room, as well as a fine Minton tiled floor within the central reception hall. Excellent room proportions help to make this an ideal family home, with large sash windows providing for ample natural light, and the well-proportioned accommodation is set over two floors, in all extending to some 2,367 sq. ft. (220 sq.m.) in total.

Of particular note too, is the large attic space, which presently has detailed planning permission for conversion into further living space, and which could provide an additional 2 bedrooms and bathroom, or possibly one extensive master bedroom suite. 

On the Ground Floor A panelled timber front door, with a fanlight window over, leads into the entrance vestibule. A part obscure glazed door with leaded and stained glass inserts, continues through into the central 'L' shaped reception hall, which in turn leads off to the two principal reception rooms, and the cellar. The front sitting room has an attractive sash window to the front aspect, original shutters, original plasterwork, painted timber wall panelling to the dado rail, exposed timber floorboards, bespoke shelving and cabinetry, and a central feature of a fireplace with a marble surround, tiled hearth and a wood burning stove set within. The superb living room also has a large sash window with a delightful southerly aspect over the rear gardens, in addition to exposed timber floor boards, cast iron radiator, an open fireplace with a slate surround, tiled hearth, and display shelving to the one side.

The cellar presently provides one main compartment, with further storage areas off, and has excellent potential for conversion into additional living space if required ( with approved planning permission in place), and would be ideal as a home office/gym/media room.

An inner hall connects through to the breakfast kitchen, and also gives access to the covered side passageway, a cloakroom and a useful laundry/ boiler room, with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, as well as housing the Worcester gas fired central heating boiler, and pressurized hot water cylinder.

The magnificent breakfast kitchen enjoys an open plan layout, with solid oak flooring and cast iron radiators throughout. French doors lead out onto the side terrace, and with ample light provided by double glazed sash windows to the easterly aspect in addition to roof lights. The main kitchen is fitted with hand painted timber base cupboards, timber worktops, twin Belfast sink, and a Rangemaster cooker, and with a designated dining/breakfast area to the far end. Glazed folding doors continue through to the garden room/conservatory, enjoying a superb south and easterly aspect over the gardens, with a wide fitted window seat, and part double glazed doors leading out onto the seating terrace.  

On the First Floor The first floor landing has a feature obscure glazed arched window to the side westerly elevation, exposed timber floor boards, a deep built in store cupboard/wardrobe, as well as doors leading off to the bedroom accommodation. There is also a large roof hatch , with a retractable ladder, giving access to the extensive attic space, for which there is detailed planning permission to create bedrooms 4 and 5, as well as a further bathroom (or potentially one large master suite).

The bedrooms currently comprise bedroom 1, with a southerly outlook to the rear, exposed timber floor boards, feature fireplace, cast iron radiator, original fitted cupboard, and served by a recently installed luxury en suite shower room. There are a further 2 double bedrooms with an outlook to the front aspect, both with feature fireplaces, ceiling roses, and cast iron radiators, and an excellent luxury family bathroom, with roll top cast iron bath, Duravit double sink unit and WC, a generous size glazed shower cubicle with Matki shower, and bespoke floor to ceiling cabinetry to the one wall. 

Outside A blue brick paved front drive provides parking for a couple of cars to the front of the house. A secure door leads into the covered side passageway, ideal for storing bikes/bins etc., and with a further door giving access back into the inner hall of the main house.

The landscaped gardens are situated to the rear of the property and enjoy a delightful south facing aspect. There is an extensive blue brick paved terrace providing an ideal seating area, and which in turn leads onto the attractive main garden area. The central lawn is flanked by deep well stocked borders, and with steps leading up to a further area of lawn to the far end.  

GENERAL INFORMATION Tenure: The property is understood to be Freehold.

The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the freehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.

Services: All mains services are understood to be available and connected.

Fixtures and Fittings: All fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars of sale are included in the asking price. All others are specifically excluded, but some items may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the Selling Agents: Robert Powell, 7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3SH 0121 454 6930. Regulated by RICS. 

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Nearest stations

  • Five Ways (0.1 mi)
  • Birmingham New Street (0.8 mi)
  • Birmingham Moor Street (1.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Robert Powell, Birmingham

7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3SH

0121 396 0518 Local call rate

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